Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

British accent named 'the world's most attractive' in new global survey

rexfeatures_4416663ab.jpg

The British accent is the most attractive in the world according to a new international survey.

It beat the likes of the French, Spanish and Italian accents in Time Out's The World of Dating in 2015 poll, with over a quarter (26.7%) of the 11,000 people surveyed in 24 cities, voting it as the most 'dateable' foreign accent in the world.

It won by a considerable margin, where the American accent came in at second place with only 8.7% of the votes, followed by Irish and Australian accents. The French accent came in at fifth place with with just 7.7% of the votes. 

However, when it came to testing cities for their dating scene, the survey found Paris to be the best thanks to its romantic attitudes and high number of singletons.

Hugging along Seine River; Paris named the best city to date in

Hugging along Seine River; Paris named the best city to date in

London was the sixth best city for romance, where the top five included unexpected destinations for dating such as Melbourne, Kuala Lumpur, Beijing and Chicago.

New Yorkers appeared to be least happiest daters with 45% or respondents describing themselves as 'sad to be single'. Meanwhile, sydney was the most single-minded city with 31% saying they're proud to be single.

Those surveyed were also questioned about dating etiquette. Over half (53 per cent) of respondents kiss on the first date and one in 10 believe sex on a first date is acceptable. The average number of dates reached before having sex is 3.53.

Meanwhile, most respondents considered it acceptable to stop seeing other people after six dates and declare yourselves as an official item after nine dates.

Take a look at the survey results at timeout.com or below.

The most attractive accents

  1. British accent - 27%
  2. American - 8.7%
  3. Irish - 8.1%
  4. Australian - 8%
  5. French - 7.7%
  6. Italian - 6%
  7. Spanish - 4.9%
  8. Scottish - 4.7%
  9. Latin American - 4.1%
  10. Scandinavian - 3.3%

The best cities in the world for dating 

(Scored out of 100)

  1. Paris - 83
  2. Melbourne - 81
  3. Kuala Lumpur - 74
  4. Beijing - 59
  5. Chicago - 58
  6. London - 55
  7. New York - 52
  8. Sydney - 50
  9. Los Angeles - 50
  10. Tokyo - 49

Related

rexfeatures_1582253a.jpg

The most and least attractive accents in the British Isles revealed

couple.jpg

The relationship habits that kill romance and jeopardise love

rexfeatures_427953ab.jpg

The most romantic places in Britain revealed

1.jpg

Britain's silliest place names feature in hilarious new map

rexfeatures_1640614a.jpg

How to fall in love with anyone in 36 questions

rexfeatures_401415c.jpg

The two question test that determines if your relationship will last

More

New law forces women in Texas to buy “rape insurance” for abortions

“I am proud to sign the legislation,” Governor Greg Abbott said

by Sarah Biddlecombe
17 Aug 2017

Mother of Charlottesville victim gives passionate memorial speech

“By golly, if I’ve got to give her up, we’re going to make it count.”

by Moya Crockett
17 Aug 2017

Dame Helen Mirren has her say on Ivanka and Melania Trump

She’s not one to bite her tongue

by Susan Devaney
16 Aug 2017

These are the most-searched gender-neutral baby names in the UK

Parents are increasingly leaning towards androgynous names, according to new research.

by Moya Crockett
16 Aug 2017

How to stop negative news stories impacting your mental health

14 ways to stay calm when the world’s headlines trigger your anxiety

by Kayleigh Dray
16 Aug 2017

Cadbury coated Oreos are a thing and they look ridiculously good

Oreo addicts, this is essential reading

by Megan Murray
16 Aug 2017

Everything we know so far about The Handmaids Tale 2

Here’s what we can expect to happen in the second series

16 Aug 2017

Customers refuse to tip waitress after spotting her pro-LGBT tattoo

“Can’t tip someone who doesn’t love Jesus”

by Susan Devaney
16 Aug 2017

The most uplifting tweets about the Charlottesville violence

Obama's message became the most liked tweet in history

by Sarah Biddlecombe
16 Aug 2017

Game of Thrones fans, could this be Cersei’s secret son?

Read on at your own peril…

by Kayleigh Dray
16 Aug 2017